The commemoration of International Womens Day was on March 8, 2017 celebrated in many places in Indonesia. Almost all institutions which work for women right celebrate that day as an important moment to give thank to those who worked hard to help women struggle for getting their right, as so far the women are marginalized, considered having no important role, and just become direct object.
The commemoration of the International Women’s Day is celebrated in variouus places in the whole world for greeting the success and achievement of the wome’s struggle in various fields, such as economy, politic and social. Women in th whole world commemorate the International Women’s Day each year on March 8 .
In Pringsewu regency for the first time we commemorated the International Women’s Day. The government in our regency in Pringsewu has good care to the role of women in participating to implement the government’s program. The central and local government make effort toward the year 2030, that in Pringsewu regency will be FREE from Gender Inequity issues.
Why is International Women’s Day still commemorated? Because up to now, there is still Gender inequity in various places in the world. There is still inequity in various fields, such as education, economy, health, social and politic in the whole world.
On the International Women’s Day all women in the world were united to shout out the gender inequity which they experienced. On the other hand, the women also apreciated the women’s achievement and success in various field.
The theme of the International Women’s Day commemoration in this year is ” For Gender Equality”. The reason for using this theme is to speed up the continuity of Development Agenda 2030, which was officially adopted by the world leaders in the United Nations Summit Meeting in 2015, which focused on reducing poverty, hunger and Gender Equity.
Nowadays, each country celebrate the International Women’s Day in different way. Even, in some countries, the day is considered as an official holiday.
In the history of the world society social life, especially women are not separated from role division, i.e stereotype role for women and men. This role division, at a certain time become problem. Women who work as public figures , still have to work in domestic domain. It means that women have double burden.
The International Women’s Day was begun when there was women’s awareness that there is reality about the injustice between men and women. The women want to change this reality, they struggle for achieving the justice between women and men. So the International Women’s Day will be always celebrated and become the foundation for struggling to get the women’s welfare development in the whole world.
In Indonesia there are similar special days with the International Women’s Day, namely, Mother Day is on December 22, and Kartini Day is on April 21. These two days are important for women, because through the commemoration of these days, the women can remember their right which are not yet fu;filled.
Whatever activities on March 8, the women organization still have long struggle to abolish discrimination, violence, double standard, double burden towards women, and to change the terrible situation with equity culture, equity behavior, mutual repect between women and men.
We hope that this commemoration of the International Women’s Day become the basic and historical milestone for our struggle (the women in Pringsewu Regency). We don’t work and struggle alone in our own group, but we work and struggle together through our organization which we have already formed- JMMPO. We work trhough a networking so we can help more people who need our help. In 2016 there are 66 persons reported to us as the victims of trafficking, domestic violence and sexual abuse. We are sure, that there re still kore victims who didn’t report their cases to us. The community need our help . Let’s invite the victims not to be afraid to report their bad experiences. We expect that all violence modus could be ended and the doer won’t commit crime again.
Let us together
TO STOP VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION
TOWARDS WOMEN AND GIRLS.TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE THE SAME CHANCE IN ALL FIELDS.